How to talk to a Republican

How to talk to a Republican


Afraid your right-wing uncle is going to take you to the proverbial cleaners with your political discussion that invariably follows the pumpkin pie and coffee? Don’t worry. Help is on the way. Just keep on reading and click on the link to learn all you ever wanted to know about how to talk to a Republican!

Sooooo…it’s Thanksgiving dinner and you, in all your pristine Liberal splendor, find yourself sitting just across the table from that Republican uncle who thought that Ronald Reagan was heaven-sent and thinks that Rush Limbaugh is the epitome of wit. Your uncle always gave you a crisp, clean $10 bill on birthdays when you were a tyke and has a spot in his heart for you that’s softer than butter. The problem is that when he starts carrying on about how the Socialist Obama is secretly working for Beijing and Havana (on days when he is not working for Al Qaida and fifty other terrorist groups) you need to grip the table hard with both hands to keep from jumping over the table and choking some sense into him –  or at least screaming at him like a crazy person.

Well, it can be rough indeed. When coffee and that second slice of oh-so-good home-made pumpkin pie are served, we all know that the conversational fireworks are ready to launch. You’re about to get into a verbal cage fight with your-beloved-but-Bill-O’Reilly-loving uncle and your deepest wish is for this Thanksgiving showdown to be different.

In other words, this time you want to win …or at least hold your own so you don’t end up making that long drive home with a swarm of unsaid retorts floating around in your noggin.

Well folks, at last you can do just that with your favorite Neanderthal-leaning  and near-geriatric blood relation with this terrific website that exists just to help you feckless Democrats and Liberals to learn how to stick it to your interlocutor instead of going home with a bad tummy after internalizing the verbal/political a___ kicking you got last year and every year from that feisty old aunt or uncle! You know which ones I’m talking about, don’t you? That’s right, we’re talking about the one whose unventilated mind makes you wonder about who you are and what gene is waiting to make you similarly ogre-like in your dotage

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The Educational Crisis in America part II


Education in America

Education in America is in a state of emergency.

The 1988 Democrat presidential candidate Michael Dukakis said that the awful state of education in America was at the heart of the America’s crisis at that time. To paraphrase another source…Al Qaida itself would be hard pressed to carry out the long term and unrelenting demoralization and destruction of American minds and spirits that takes place in schools and schoolyards in the United States on a daily basis.
Private education?
The way it is now?
So we can turn out an even greater number of button-downed and Ivy-educated Hedge Funders?
Whatever the answer is, we better do it now.
Maybe an early diet of critical thinking starting at age 5 or 6 with an equal emphasis on left- and right-brain development.
Let us offer effective training in mathematics for everyone, even if it means we drop homecoming and pep rallies – or at least fund these activities with extracurricular donations.
How about a required philosophy class for high school seniors to keep us from turning into robots.
Basically, what we’re talking about here is getting back to a core curriculum of readin’, writin’ and arithmetic. Oh yeah…and thinking. Social skills? How about teaching grade school kids how to work together by giving them actual work to do.
All of them.
That way we they can learn and perfect techniques of problem solving, hone various technical skills and learn the kind of cooperation that is essential to any well-oiled business endeavor.
If we have to call in Indians or Japanese or Germans to help us achieve this goal than so be it and let us count ourselves lucky to have such good teachers.
Let the football stars find their own way to gridiron glory after school and on a volunteer basis. Their parents can pay for it all out of their own pockets should they so desire.
On site tutors as well as traditional teachers; a “hub ‘n spoke” system with computer hardware and live teachers housed in regional center with online access to same.

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